We had initially wanted to stay here however the first night was fully booked but we were fortunate enough to have been able to stay here for the next 2 nights! (which made our experience such a great one as the first place we stayed wasn't very good)
Bedda is an amazing person! After booking online, I was sent an email with a list of all the things to do in Reykjavik and another personalised one to confirm our arrival. We arrived at hers quite early and she was still in the midst of cleaning and the guests were having breakfast. The first thing that caught our attention was the place did look like a home! If you are looking for a 5 star hotel type of accommodation then this is definitely not for you however if like us you wanted to have a home away from home then this is definitely the place for you!
Though she was busy, she made an effort to take us around and explain everything to us! The welcome was amazing!! Won't spoil it for you but if you are reading this Bedda, you made us feel like we were your long lost friends, simply amazing!! We kept our bags there and went to explore the city! Its less than 5 minutes walk to the main shopping street Laugavegur and less than 10 minutes from there to the harbour area.
The next 2 days spent there was really nice, after a long day of walking around town we came back and put our feet up and relaxed in the living area while watching some tv. Maggi, the caretaker of the house was equally nice and friendly sharing his experiences of Iceland with us.
We even popped down to use the sauna! ^_^ We we also lucky in the sense where the was only another couple staying at that time, I guess if you had a full house it might seem a little but more packed and may have a queue to shower (though they do have 1 shower,bath and wc facility another separate wc and another separate shower with the sauna downstairs)
All in all, this is an amazing place and I will definitely come back and stay here!! Keep up the great work Bedda and I am sure to recommend our house to all my friends that will visit Reykjavik!! Love your energy too!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This guesthouse is located right in the city centre, surrounded by quirky little shops, bars, cafés and museums. Kárastígur is a residential downtown side street only a few steps away from the main shopping street and the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church. We call it a guesthouse but you could also call it a hostel or a Bed and breakfast with more emphasis on the bed than the breakfast. We run it but the guests pretty much take care of themselves. You get your own key, the facilities are all included in the price, and all you have to do is make yourself at home. ... more less
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